Italy has given us legendary works of art, from the evocative paintings of Caravaggio and da Vinci to the miniature meat sculptures of Boyardee. Admire edible Italian masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $34 worth of authentic Italian cuisine at Ladles Restaurant's Arnold and Springdale locations.
At Ladles Restaurant, sandwiches layered on homemade syrian bread form foundations of comfort-fare feasts augmented by Italian entrees and served within a quaint storefront setting. Diners can plunge into Ladles' signature soups or seas of sweet-potato fries ($3.99) before sailing to the savory shores of the grilled Caprese panini ($7.29), where fresh Roma tomatoes and mozzarella cheeses mingle amid delicate olive-oil drizzle. Main courses of chicken cutlets ($12) or grilled bone-in pork chops ($13.99) simmered in an apple-potato hash ensure all sizes of appetites attain satiation. The aromas of eight specialty pizzas waft over the Arnold location’s country-kitchen styled dining room, tempting diners to sample the pizza con funghi’s ($8.00) mushroom-topped surface nose-first.
Like dress shirts and UFC fighter plush toys, Ladles' two locations are different yet equally comforting. The Arnold location accommodates patrons with steaming-hot breakfast plates and a to-go shop where household-ready portions of soups are sequestered. The Springdale features an outdoor patio on which to inhale meals while taking in gulps of fresh air.